Anna Nzingha, queen of Matamba

  • Daughter of King Kiluanji and Queen Kangela.
  • A major thoroughfare bears her name in Luanda and a statue was erected in Kinaxixi in 2002 on the occasion of the 27th anniversary of
  • independence of Angola.
  • In 1657, she signed a peace treaty with Portugal.
  • A national symbol, the National Reserve Bank of Angola (NRB) issued a series of coins in tribute to Nzinga “in recognition of the role she played for the defense of her people’s self-determination and cultural identity”.